On the Road Again & A New Look for the AF Blog

Greetings all.

First off I want to say thank you for being here.  These past three years or so have been the most challenging of my life.  Not necessarily the cancer fight (although it wasn’t a cake walk and I’m not considered ‘cancer free’ for another four years) but we’ve had some other trials that have been incredibly tough.  But nonetheless, I am grateful that I know hope and  have truth and promises to stand firmly on.

About a month ago, my blog went blank.  Come to find out our hosting company changed their format to WordPress which I was happy about however my subscriber list and all my former posts . . . gone!  Gone which made me sad.  Those precious conversations we had, the comments you left, the fun activities and more.  However, a couple weeks prior, I don’t know what prompted me but  I printed some of my most important and dear posts.  So I’ll be sharing . . . Throwback Thursdays . . . a ‘vintage Artsy Finding post or project’.

This however lead me to a revamping of the Artsy Findings blog.  I’m getting back on my feet again . . . ‘I’m on the Road Again’ so to speak and I’ll be sharing some exciting artsy adventures in the months to come.  I also love it when you share with me and I look forward to that.

You may notice my resume is not completed yet.  I’ll be continuing to enhance my blog.  You’ll notice social media buttons that I kept asking for from our hosting company.  Yay!  Feel free to look around and let me know your thoughts.

Can I ask a favor of you?

Since my subscriber list is gone . . . would you mind once again joining the subscriber list if you’d like to stay connected.  You’ll see it located in the second column upper right.  I’d love that.  If you have enjoyed striking up a friendship or staying connected as close and dear friends, can I ask that you please share with two or more friends?  I’m always game for meeting new creatively like minded friends and we need one another.  I’m so grateful for the circle of friends I have off and on-line.  Oh so precious and a gift!

I’ll be giving away a beautiful paper pack seen here for one individual randomly chosen here.  I will give subscribers an additional chance. Just let me know what you think of the new look.  Suggestions?  Did you share with another?  Did you subscribe?  Do you have a blog?  I’ll choose a winner next week.  I’d love to know.

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Thank you for all the ways you color my world!

Warmest love,


Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide


  • Samantha T.

    Oh dear! So sorry to hear that you lost all of your hard work. The new look of the site is great! I hope this is a happy home and gathering place for your creative ideas for many, many years.

  • Michelle Salazar

    I love the new look it is easier on my eyes and your art work stands out now! Sorry you lost everything what a pain but sometimes it is just what is suppose to happen!

    • artsychick

      Sweet sweet Michelle. You are always so encouraging. I sure miss you! Please know that I appreciate your sweet encouraging words. Sending a hug to you!!!

    • artsychick

      Sweet Jean,
      Thank you so much for your uplifting and encouraging comments. So sweet! Know I’m wishing you a beautiful week! You are a blessing to me. Cheryl

  • Tona

    I really like the new look. The cleaner background will really make your art pop.
    I re-subscribed 🙂

    • artsychick


      Thank you for your sweet words! I’m so glad you’re here. My heart would hurt if I lost contact with my favorite Fiskafriends. Know I’m wishing you a beautiful week! Blessings!

  • Kelly Sasman

    Love your new site. So much more user friendly and eye pleasing too. You have & continue to make such a beautiful artsy mark in the world. Excited to continue on the journey with you here. I know you have so many more journeys ahead!

  • Laurie Rush

    I love the new look. I look forward to all that you share. You are such a blessing to us all. I will also be sharing your link on fb.

    • artsychick

      Sweet Laurie,
      I’m so grateful I get to see you from time to time. Thanks for being here. I am grateful for our friendship. Thank you for the share and for your kindness. Wishing you a beautiful day!

    • artsychick

      Hello Jean,
      Yes, was kind of sad . . . we never got the email they said they sent. Hubby or I. Then bam . . . gone. But we are here now and so grateful. So glad we have avenues to keep us connected. Oh how I love our crafty artsy community. Cheryl

  • Nancy Carroll

    So sorry that you lost all your previous blog, glad you printed out some of it before it happened. I love the new blog and have subscribed. Don’t have any crafty friends that you don’t already have to share this with. Thanks for all the inspiration!

    • artsychick

      So glad we are staying connected. You’re so encouraging. We have a lot to share with one another don’t we. Life! Sending warmest wishes for a beautiful day! Cheryl

  • Jean Marmo

    So nice to see you again! Sounds like you are well on your way! Too bad about the blog but look at it as another door opening! Off to subscribe again!!

  • Donna Woods

    I subscribed. Love the new look, love reading about your artsy adventures! Though I don’t always comment, I am here lurking in the background. I have a blog, but am a bad blogger…

  • Debra Scott

    Love the new look and I did resubscribe.I have learned so much from you from art to growing in my faith.

    I joined the brave girl subscription and with that starting a new journal. I loved the journal you did with fiskateers. I do believe journals are great things.

    thank you again for all you do and all that you are to so many of us.

  • Angel Chambers

    I’m so sorry about the loss of all your work. That must have been beyond frustating. I started a blog and have only out up a few posts. I need to start posting more of my projects and I think I will after seeing yours and ready this post. 🙂 I like the new blog. I am subscribing to your blog. 🙂

  • ratgirl

    I am so sorry for all that you’ve had to face and I hope things improve quickly and thoroughly. I love the soft colors of your new design! I don’t think I was subscribed to your previous blog, but I am now! 🙂

  • Marsha

    Hello! I found you through a mutual friend Frankie Brost! I always love meeting new artsy friends! I don’t know what your previous blog looked like but I like the look of this one! I look forward to your posts!


  • Jami

    Great blog! I also like connecting with artsy-minded people. Hope you’ll check out my blog too! Looking forward to staying connected 🙂

  • Lindi

    Losing all of that hard work and great memories stinks! Love the new look, though, and so happy to see you are back on your feet. I know it’s been tough. Looking forward to seeing the art from your renewed self. Welcome back!

    • artsychick

      Sweet Lindi,
      Your words encourage me! It’s like you’re reaching through the computer and giving me a hug. I am grateful we have this avenue to connect. Sending warmest wishes for a beautiful day. Cheryl

  • Kam

    Beautiful new blog! Lots of challenges for you in the past couple years and yet you shine on! You are an inspiration dear one!

    • artsychick

      Sweet Kam. Your words really encouraged me. Yes, there have been even bigger valleys to travel that we haven’t shared but we are grateful we have HOPE and faith. Thank you for your sweet and encouraging comments. They are so good for the heart! So grateful for you!

  • vicki

    love the new look – nothing like someone else imposing a clean slate. can’t wait to see what you come up with <3

  • gloria king

    I really like the new look too. Its happy. I am sorry you lost your old post but maybe its a new beginnings kind of blessing. I am excited whenever I got your emails before its nice to stay connected. I send you a huge Gloria